Welcome to the Department
of Theater and Dance!

The Department of Theater and Dance fosters a vibrant and stimulating environment that encourages creative self-expression and critical thinking.  Undergraduate programs include intensive, conservatory-style training for actors and dancers, as well as general degrees with a focus on Dance, Design, Directing, Playwriting, Theater and Community and Theater and Performance Studies.  The department's nationally recognized and highly ranked graduate program offers a diverse array of interdisciplinary approaches to performance research within a global orientation.  The department provides a lively forum for faculty to integrate teaching and research, at the cutting edge of their areas of expertise.

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Upcoming Performances

2017-2018 Season Brochure



Department of Theater and Dance is thrilled to announce the new exciting 2018-2019 Performance Season featuring everything from classics like Hamlet to original student work in New Works Lab.

  • The Odyssey Project Poster

The Odyssey Project partners incarcerated teens from Los Prietos Boys Camp ​with University of California students in a collaborative theatrical process where aach individual becomes a heroic figure finding their own path. See their final product on August 5th at 2 pm at the Center Stage Theater.

We are proud to announce that the Department of Theater and Dance has won four BroadwayWorld Regional Awards including Best Community/Theatre Company of the Year!